Justin Holman is CEO of Aftermarket Analytics, where he leads efforts to develop cutting edge sales forecasting and inventory optimization technology for the Automotive Aftermarket. Prior to joining Aftermarket Analytics, Justin managed corporate consulting for the Strategy & Analytics division at MapInfo Corporation, leading major projects for retail clients including The Home Depot, Darden Restaurants, Bridgestone-Firestone, Sainsbury’s and New York & Company. Before that, Justin served as Vice President of Software Development at LogicTools, now part of IBM's supply chain application software group. Justin holds a B.A. from Claremont McKenna College, a Ph.D. from the University of Oregon and an Executive Management certificate from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.


  • Dave D 4 years ago

    Also, UB, where I picked up my BA in Geography, is the only program I find in your annual rankings that is strong in spatial and has a suburban campus, AFAIK. I keep searching for alternatives, but unless I’m overlooking something I haven’t found any others.

    • Justin 4 years ago

      Hi Dave,
      Not exactly sure what might qualify as a suburban campus for you but I can think of many programs in smaller cities like Buffalo. Perhaps you could clarify?
      Best wishes,

  • Lindy 3 years ago

    Hi Justin,
    Thank you so much for all the information and I thoroughly enjoy your blog!
    One more thing, recently I have been admitted to the GIS Master program in both UB and Clark, but I am not sure which one I should choose. I tend to UB for the professors there, but its location and climate are my concerns. And Clark awarded me scholarship (equally 40% of the tuition fee). Can you give me some advice?

    • Justin 3 years ago

      Hi Lindy,
      Congratulations on admission to two outstanding programs! Tough decision. I won’t be much help I’m afraid.
      I don’t think the climate in Worcester would be a whole lot better than in Buffalo, so I’d probably take that out of the equation. Proximity to Boston is an advantage for Clark but not sure that’s enough to move the needle. Toronto isn’t far from Buffalo. A lot depends on your career objectives. Is one a lot less expensive than the other? Have you contacted Buffalo to see if they’d be willing to match your scholarship offer? Might be worth a try.
      In any case, I don’t think you can go wrong here. Try this. Ask yourself, where do you think you’d be happier? Then choose that one. Or flip a coin. 🙂 Good luck!
      Best wishes,

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